Renovating your Northbrook, Illinois, home requires special consideration to your HVAC system. You might not realize all the effects renovations have on your HVAC system, which is why you should consult with an HVAC contractor before the renovations even begin.

Protecting Your HVAC System

Your HVAC system needs protection during major renovations. When tearing down walls or doing renovations near your system, you need to make sure you protect your system. Try to limit the use of your system during big renovations. You don’t want the dust and dirt from the renovation accumulating in your vents, ducts, and filters. Close off the vents during the renovation when necessary as well. Consider covering your system to prevent damage. Make sure the contractor knows where your ducts are as well to avoid accidental harm to all components of your system.

Bonus Rooms and Additions

If you’re adding an addition or a bonus room, discuss the best HVAC options with a professional before you start the renovations. Sometimes adding ductwork is the best choice, but other times a mini-split or a ductless system is easier or more economical. Speaking to an HVAC contractor while you’re still mapping out the renovations will save you time and energy instead of trying to go backward and make the HVAC fit into your plans.

Indoor Air Quality

Make sure you consider your indoor air quality in your home during renovations. Your HVAC contractor can offer advice to prevent poor IAQ in your home while you are remodeling. Try to plan renovations when the weather is mild, so you can spend more time outdoors. Clean up workspaces every day and don’t let dust and debris settle in your home. If you can take a vacation during your renovations, that’s even better. If you have to be in the home, stay diligent to prevent poor IAQ during renovations. 

If you’re considering remodeling your home, contact Roberts Heating & Air Conditioning to make sure your HVAC system works with your plans. Call 847-272-5836 to speak to an experienced professional today.

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